I was told at a young age that education was the key to success and from that point on I made it my main priority not to be the average student among those that settle for less but to be a outstanding student that rises to every occasion to take advantage of my education. I do not that not let any setbacks or obstacles interfere with my education. I have maintain a 3.7 GPA despite of my after school job during my junior year. My mom told me during my tenth grade year that my junior year was going to either make me or break me. She explained I had to be really on top of my studies and I had no room for small mistakes.
Her parents and friends thinks she can because all school year she she has high grades and is a smart child. She fears that if she isn’t smart enough, and she doesn’t get good scores, then she cannot go to Princeton college. Carly thinks using the Taker is going to get here that guarantee to Princeton college. The theme develops further when Carly decides she wants help from, Ronald Gross and Mr. Lettich. Carly takes tutoring lessons from Ronald, after school every day.
They need good grades in high school if they want to get accepted to their dream school and play college ball. College coaches look at the look at the students grades from high school to determine if they want them on their team or not. That is why it seems problematic to me why some student athletes don’t care if they’re barely passing as long as they are eligible to play. Most student athletes struggle at getting their work done or turning it in on time because half
College is one of the most significant times in a person’s life. Every year high school kids will visit many different colleges so that they can be confident in their college decision. Some kids will follow in their parent’s foot steps and base their decision on where their mom or dad went, though, not all kids are fortunate to have help from their parents. Many kids nowadays may be the first in their family to take on higher education. The article, “First Generation College Students: Unprepared and Behind” by Liz Riggs explains that kids who are the first in their family to take on college are at a disadvantage compared to kids with parents who attended college.
People who do not complete high school should at least try to accomplish their GED. Many people think that once you drop out of High school everything will be over, but it will not just because of the fact that we are able to take GED courses. GED is very important because it can get you further than many people think, who knows you can be in one of the top universities in your state. Education is important because is has an impact on people who are looking up to us. For example, I have three little sisters and I want them to see me graduate from both high school and college and I want them to think that they can do the exact same thing as me.
If I win this scholarship, I will know that the hard work of students who thrive for academic success isn’t looked over just because a student next to us thrives for success through their sport. In high school, we see an ample amount of our classmates get signed to different colleges and universities because of their abilities on the court or on the field. But, after being in classes with them for four or more years, we know that their grades aren’t of good quality all of the time. But, us students who work the hardest in the classrooms to pull off 4.0s and 5.0’s can barely get a decent scholarship because we don’t have a 25 or above ACT score. This can at times prevent students from going to their dream school because they don’t have the money to pay out of pocket for school.
Their actions led to me setting high standards for myself because everyone in my family thought I would be a highschool drop out like my siblings. Now that I am a senior I know that I'll be the first to graduate from high school and go to college. I am proud of myself because I have proved my family wrong. Their doubts have pushed me to be successful. I've come from a poor family so no matter what I do I'm going to remain
In fact these pregnant teens actually finish high school and proceed on to college. Ms.Mendez stated that she didn 't know it was going to be this hard, being pregnant and going to school but she also said that the support from her boyfriend family and friends has helped her through these obstacles she was facing. She claims , “From the help of my boyfriend, his family and mine we all came together as one, and I will forever be grateful to God for my blessings if it wasn 't for them to help me overcome my need of education I wouldn 't know where
As I said, my opinion is starting too early for college is not a good thing. With the little college preparation that I did, it was already too much for me. My parents encouraged me throughout my entire school life to get good grades. I did my best to get the best grades I could, but it was very hard. It was too much to ask for; I was already burned out from only one preparation for college.
Being only a daughter for my father meant my destiny would lead me to become someone’s wife. That’s what he believed...my father thought college was good for girls— good for finding a husband. After four years in college and two more in graduate school, and still no husband, my father shakes his head even now and says I wasted all that education (1). The value of receiving a quality post-secondary education is extraordinary in today’s society. Most people believe that it is what jumpstarts a prosperous future.
He was in prison for two years before going to community colleges. His past forces him to go to school full time, get a job and meet with an advisor every week and despite that he got a degree in less than 3 years. He is truly inspiring because if he can do all that and still get a degree what is stopping me from doing the same. If I want to be successful I have to be committed, even if the odds are against me. I still have to try my very best because you miss all the shots you don’t take.
To never give up on my dreams, even when the odds are against you, keep moving forward. Her motivation is the reason why I didn’t give up after my junior year of high school when everything seemed to fall apart. I became extremely depressed with my life. During my junior year of high school everything came crashing down. As my brothers enjoyed the college life.
Ever since she was young, Blue’s dad pushed her to be the best student she can be. His goal for her is to attend Harvard University and has made it her goal as well. When Blue was young, her dad bought her a desk specifically for writing her college application. Her dad describes the desk as “the perfect surface on which to draft an admissions essay to make any Harvard graybeard shiver in his dress slacks.” (Pessl 52) Because he has set a big goal for her, Blue learns how to work hard in school and stay focused on her long term goal instead of getting caught up in high school drama. Despite moving to dozens of new schools, Blue is always the one to beat, and her dad makes sure the dean of any new school knows that.
I had trouble making friends and I possessed little confidence in myself. I struggled to obtain good grades in order to avoid getting ridiculed by my parents. My father constantly lectured me on what to do to avoid the failure, he, my mom, and my sisters had experienced. Mistakes had already been done for me, therefore; I should not make anymore. In my mind, I understood he only wanted what was best for me, but I was emotionally drained.
This is another aspect of my life that has been socially constructed as normal. All throughout high school, I worked hard to get good grades, to get into college so I could get a good job. It seemed as if that was the one major goal for every student at the school. This goal was socially constructed, meaning it is a product that appears natural even though it is not (Conley). If I didn’t go to